Hubble's Universe : Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Hubble's Universe : Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

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Praise for the first edition:
"Superbly well produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio,' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded."
--Booklist

[starred review] "The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the 300 full-color Hubble images . . . this is an amazing book . . . outstanding."
--Library Journal

"A treasure map to the majesty of our universe."
--Publishers Weekly

"A reminder that the finest telescope in space might also be the greatest camera ever created."
--Wall Street Journal

The first edition of Hubble's Universe displayed 300 pages of high-resolution celestial portraits selected by bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson from the initial 22 years of the Hubble Space Telescope's exploration of distant galaxies. With the telescope now at the apex of its imaging capabilities, this second edition adds another chapter with more than 36 completely new images, including the first publication of a four-page fold-out of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to Earth, revealing more than one million individual stars.

Thanks to Dickinson's expertise with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with 330 brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited 2017
ISBN: 9781770859975
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2017
Characteristics: 332 p.

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StarGladiator
Sep 08, 2014

Shazaaaaaam!

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libbidy
Mar 28, 2014

Mind blowing pictures in this book! If you are at all interested in the universe, get this book!

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blue_swallow_11
Jun 25, 2013

The pictures for this book are amazing... any outer space freaks MUST look at these!

ChristchurchLib Dec 18, 2012

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scientific papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images. The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.

Nature and Science newsletter December 2012
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